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Love Stout | Yards Brewing Co.

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Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our brewers have poured their hearts and roasted malted into this rich, slightly sweet stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent the smooth, creamy, mouth feel. We will not apologize for any amorous affairs resulting from the consumption of this beverage.

Added by pezoids on 05-16-2002

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Reviews: 175 | Ratings: 522
Photo of MikeWard
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured into a pint glass from 12oz bottle. bottled 2/26/16.

looks pretty decent, black body with large fluffy tan head. leaves very good lacing.

not too much on the nose, a little roastiness and faint coffee.

taste same as the nose. smooth tasting, not overly roasted malts.

mouth is a little on the thin side.

overall and ok session stout. Chocolate Love Stout is much better.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at the Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA. Pint glass.
LOOK: Full thick Dark Stout
Aroma: Weak, a little lacking.
Taste: Roasted Malt, Chocolate, Coffee; standard stout.
Went well with my Deep fried pickles. Mmm.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
2.54/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

Smelled like wet dog. It was fine otherwise, a nice enough low-alcohol stout, but I couldn't get past the smell enough to ever justify a repeat purchase.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice look and Oh so smooth! Maybe a little too sweet for some, but it went very well with the pizza! Nitrogen pour. I Bella Notte, Pittsburgh Strip after dropping Alea of to go back to VOH.

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Photo of Spindelphia
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good stout here. Poured out of a bottle into a gravity glass. Not much of a head, but the taste is very good, with a heavy hint of coffee to it, slight chocolate taste but not overpoweringly sweet. Feels good, very smooth, creamy texture. Pretty carbonated. It's even better on tap, and they should totally get a nitro bottle of this produced.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with no penetration to light. There's a fingernail of beiger around the rim and the vast majority of the top. The aroma is chock full of dark malt and creamy lactose. The flavor is primarily that of sweet dark malt. The mouth is silky smooth and creamy.

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Photo of delta490
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Doesn't last but still manages some spots of lacing. The aroma is dark roasted malt with a with some sweet dark fruit and earthy notes. The taste is much the same. The body is a little lighter but pretty smooth.

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Photo of KMachHops
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle pour into a tulip.
Look: Creamy fluffy head and pitch black.
Smell: Some coffee.
Taste: Some coffee here but it doesn't scream coffee.
Feel: Starts high on carbonation but finishes watery.
Overall: It's a decent stout. If this was on nitro, I can see this being better than Guinness. The mouthful could have been better.

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Photo of marcfromphilly
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After my stank ass done drank 14 of these fuckers in a session at some LAME ASS engagement party, with certainty and drink appeal, I can say this was a great stout. Nothing yall ain't had before, but after a 12 pack + 2, this mother user held strong and true like a concrete bridge support on the Ben Franklin Bridge. Drink this beer pussies.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark Amber color. Has a light aroma roasted malts. Flavor is malty. A bit of a toasted flavor but not much else. Has a light aftertaste. Overall this is a stout 'light'. Nothing special here.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured in to a tulip.

a: A brillant black. No light getting through this one. Supper sleek and sexy. 2 finger khaki head that dissipates quickly.

s: Modest Roasted malts. A bit of chocolate, but almost like Hersey's syrup. Very faint coffee presence.

t: Taste follows the aroma. A bit sweet for me, as if chocolate syrup was added. Light finish with a touch of hop spice.

mf: Creamy, light to medium body, light carbonation.

o: A very drinkable Stout. It just needs a touch more...of everything.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: November 12, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... OCCASION: a rainy night looking forward to Friday... APPEARANCE: dark black body, as expected; brow, fraying head settles thickly, exhibiting creaminess and consistency... AROMA: chocolate and coffee immediately, as promised; some nuttiness in the malts, but the sweetness and toasted promise is clear and present--a pleasure to inhale... PALATE: creamy early, somewhat smooth in its middle, and lingering in its warmth late... a bit heavy and flat at the finish as well... TASTE: a silky sweetness begins the profile, and its toastiness is palpable but dry; peaty notes make for a rounded, relaxed flavor overall... OVERALL: a stout with little to complain about...actually, flip that--a stout with a lot going for it, and prop to Yards for getting it right...phenolic fragrance detracts slightly from the experience but overall, a solid styling...

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Photo of hopsputin
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: its a solid, silky black color. no light is penetrating. large, 3 finger tan rocky head. looks delicious

s: subtle roasted malt, powdered milk chocolate, molasses and toffee. its a very smooth smelling stout

t: milk chocolate, sweet caramel, sweet raisins, vanilla, brown sugar, and that subtle roasted malt bitterness (very subtle) at the end

m: very light mouthfeel, slightly silky. medium carbonation. very nice for the style

o: this is quite enjoyable. for a 5.5% stout, there is a nice amount of flavor in here that is well balanced and smooth. each sip makes you want to come back for more

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Photo of MikeRa
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a excellent black color and has a smell of chocolates.

The taste of this beer is that of dark chocolate, with a close-to-smooth feel, but that is due to coming from a bottle, and not from a nitro tap.

This is a beer I want to try from a nitro pour

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Photo of bigdeuce
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark pour. Nice tan head with lacing down the glass. Hints of cocoa and cinnamon on the nose. Medium bodied with roasted hazelnut, toffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of bitterness to balance the beer. Yard's with another solid beverage and a great "English" style stout.

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.94/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yards Brewing Love Stout, dry Irish style stout, %5.5 ABV. IBU 20.5
Imbibed in a brandy snifter/tulip glass from East End Brewing

Look: 2 inch tan head in the glass. The body is black with red highlights in the bottom of the glass.
Nose: From the bottle I could get a faint smell of roasted malts. From the glass I got nothing.
Flavors: I taste coffee and roasty dark malt grains. From the first sip you get a nice bitter coffee taste on the aftertaste. It sometimes takes a while to get this with other stouts, but not this one.
Moulth: It is certainly smooth as silk and has a creamy feel just as advertised. There is not much carbonation. Just everything you would hope for in a classic style stout with the added creamyness and nice bitter aftertaste.
Overall: The more you drink it the longer that lovely coffee aftertaste lingers on your toungue. It is as lovely as the name implys. If you are looking for a good stout this has gotta be it. I think it is an excellent balance between being drinkable and having good substance and flavor.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap, nitro.

Pours near black, thin tan head remains for the duration of the beer.

Not much on the nose, a bit of chocolate and lots of malt.

Flavor is very nice. Malt brings a lot of chocolate, a hint of coffee but the dark roast characteristic is strongest.

Feel is rather typical for a nitro stout, not off but nothing overly remarkable. Nice beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On nitro tap at Homegrown in Newark, DE.

This one pours a cascading dark black, with a creamy foamy head, and lots of lacing. Classic nice nitro look.

Doesn't smell like a whole lot, some lactose maybe, and a bit of a chocolate. I don't think there's any lactose actually in here, but I definitely can kinda smell it.

This feels like it's probably pretty good, but it seems to have been neutered on nitro. There's some chocolate, and ashy nitro flavor, Not a whole lot else going on. It's definitely drinkable but it just feels like I'm looking at from the wrong perspective.

This is creamy, with a typical nitro mouthfeel.

Nitro is meh.

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Photo of tigg924
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smell seemed off and the body was light for the style. That said this beer is super smooth and sessionable. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, sugar, roasted malt, and light coffee. Really tasty. I will have to pick this up again.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to the light the bottom is brownish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a few patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of chocolate and coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of cola along with notes of chocolate malts and hints of coffee.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, somewhat smooth, and a little airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The lighter bodied nature of this beer makes it go down very easily, making this quite drinkable. This would be a good stout for the warmer months when you don't want something too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of bgillespie
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pitch black with a thick tan head.

Smell: Roasted chocolate and malt.

Taste: Much like the smell but stronger.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light.

Overall: A great stout beer, lives up to the name.

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Photo of dodge408
2.72/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

It had a distinct hop smell and light maltyness character to the nose. Taste was of mild roasted malt, quickly washed away with crisp hops. It reminds me of a couple black ipas I've had. A one time beer only for me.

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Photo of Bone53
2.92/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A dark brown pour with a mahogony tent when put up to the light, and a one finger tan head

Smell: A lot of musty dark fruit and very subtle roasted malt, the slightest hint of chocolate if you search for it

Taste: Same as the nose, but somehow even worse; stale dark fruits and stale light roasted malt

Mouthfeel; Light body, and way too light and drinkable for a stout. Slight bitter finish

Overall: idk if they were old bottles, but this was worse than i imagined. It reminds me of Guinness Extra, which is far from a compliment. Everything about it screams weak, stale, and watery. A six pack runs $10 around me. A bomber is the same price. Thats a freakin joke! Im surprised by some of the high ratings. Glad i only got a single. Everything iv had from this brewery is average at best. Pass this up

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Photo of JPowell712
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The love stout had a very nice pour black to the color and and a tan head to it. The aroma was of coffee and sweet chocolate. I liked the flavor too, it was a bit smoky and roasted coffee and a sweet chocolate creamy finish. I find this to be a very decent stout and I would definitely recommend trying it.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very nice deep darkness for such a light ABV stout. Head is equally tan a 1/2 inch that fades to a lace ring very sticky lace is nice.
S - Good roast with a touch of chocolate sweetness and a bit of anise licorice. Smells pretty good.
T - Pretty smooth the milk stout qualities mend well with the roasty coffee and the licorice and hops take a backseat. Very good isn't too sweet to boot!
M - nice medium Body brew with a sort of creamy finish.

Overall I should have picked up a sixer of this over hop juju it's a very sessionable smooth semi sweet stout.

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Love Stout from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.